Phase II Clinical Study of Effect of Metformin on Prostate Specific Antigen Doubling Time

Condition: Prostate Cancer, Prostate Cancer Recurrent

Study Type: Interventional

Clinical Trials Identifier NCT 8-digits: NCT02176161

Sponsor: NYU Langone Health

Phase: Phase 2


  • Age: minimum 18 Years maximum N/A
  • Gender: Male

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male > 18 years of age
  • Biopsy confirmed adenocarcinoma of the prostate
  • Able to swallow and retain oral medication
  • Hemoglobin A1C <7.0%
  • Able and willing to participate in the full 12 months of the study
  • Able to understand instructions related to study procedures
  • Able to read and write English

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Metastatic Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Specific Antigen Doubling Time < 6 months
  • Prior Chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, oral glucocorticoid therapy, Gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogue therapy
  • Current or previous use of 5α-reductase inhibitors, antiandrogen drugs, metformin, oral or injectable diabetes drug
  • Diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
  • Known hypersensitivity to metformin
  • any condition associated with increased risk of metformin associated lactic acidosis
  • participation in any investigational or marketed drug trial within 30 days prior to screening or during study period
  • any unstable, serious co-existing medical conditions including but not limited to myocardial infarction, coronary bypass surgery, unstable angina, cardiac arrhythmias, clinically evident congestive heart failure, or cerebrovascular accident within 6 months prior to screening
  • history of megaloblastic anemia
  • abnormal liver function test (total bilirubin, aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase, alkaline phosphatase or serum creatinine above upper limit of normal)
  • history of other malignancies, with the exception of adequately treated non-melanoma skin cancer, stage 1 melanoma, non-muscle invasive bladder cancer, or other solid tumors curatively treated with no evidence of disease for at least 5 years
  • history or current evidence of substance abuse within 12 months of screening
  • history of any illness (including psychiatric) that, in the opinion of the investigator, might confound the results of the study or post an additional risk to the subject

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